Telehealth counseling support appointments available.
One of the most challenging aspects of the infertility experience is dealing with the emotions related to medical treatment, the uncertainty about outcomes, and the challenge of having to make important decisions. Infertility can be one of the most difficult life events that an individual or couple experiences. Coping with making many intense medical decisions and the uncertainty that infertility brings can create an emotional upheaval for many, and that is where the team at our fertility clinic in NJ can help.
Our fertility doctors and Wellness Team are here to help you learn how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges associated with infertility. For some, infertility can be physically and emotionally painful, an intrusive process. Others need help focusing on how to deal with another’s responses, how to choose the right medical treatment, or how to begin exploring other family building options. For others, it may be on how to control, stress, anxiety, or depression.
Counseling & Support Options at Our Fertility Clinic
Jennifer has worked as a pediatric nurse at St. Barnabas Medical Center and a former IVF Nurse at RMANJ. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Villanova University, then went on to pursue a Master of Social Work at Columbia University. Jennifer currently runs a private psychotherapy practice in Morristown, NJ and serves as RMA’s Director of Mental Health. She is an active member in the Mental Health Professionals Group of ASRM and was the previous chair of the mental health mentorship committee. Jennifer brings a unique combination of experiences in nursing, social work, infertility and adoption to the practice.
Lauren is a Counselor with the Complementary Care mental health team at RMANJ. She earned her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University. Her work focuses on supporting individuals and couples in infertility treatment. Prior to working at RMANJ, Lauren spent two years with The New Brunswick Counseling Center providing counseling for individuals with substance abuse issues. Her passion for assisting those who need assistance in daily life brought her to RMANJ in July, 2015. Lauren is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Jackie earned her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and has ten years of experience working in the field of mental health. Jackie has been involved in the field of infertility counseling since 2014 and also has a private practice in Summit, NJ. The focus of her work is on general infertility counseling and supporting individuals and couples through 3rd party reproduction. Prior to joining RMANJ, Jackie has worked in private practice for five years and in college mental health for seven years. Jackie is a member of ASRM and RESOLVE, where she facilitated support groups around conceiving through donor egg.